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Take a Class
- Written by Chuck Guilford
Taking a good class can offer the benefits of both a workout and a community. Some classes, like Pilates, step aerobics, or kick boxing, offer mostly physical workouts. Others, like Natural Gardening, Personal Finances, or Beating Diabetes, may involve mostly mental effort. And some, like Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Flower Arranging, Woodworking, and Beginning Guitar, stress coordination of our physical and mental efforts.
Teaching a class is a great way to share your talents with others, and taking a class offers an opportunity to enrich your life by developing new skills and meeting new people, who just may turn into good friends. Every class is also a learning community that features both teacher-to-student and student-to-student interaction.
Interesting classes are offered by most senior centers and also by the community education programs of many school systems and community colleges, as well as by many living communities. If you work out at a gym or health club, it will almost certainly offer classes that will help motivate you and make your exercise more effective.
List three different places where you might find a class you could take or teach. List three classes you would enjoy teaching or taking. Investigate and see if any classes are available in your areas of interest.